Last week I read an article, I can't find it again now, that was saying that the world is running out of sand.
Of course there is a lot of sand all over the world but if as I understand not the specific kind that is used to make glass.
So, the question is if we are making too much glass and running out of sand then is plastic actually better for storage containers, etc.?
It's harder to break and we keep on being told that it will basically last forever, but if we break and drop glass then it just gets thrown away and lots of places that have recycling systems say they don't take broken glass, etc. just glass bottles.
Or is there some other better option than glass or plastic that I am missing?
I thought that glass was the eco-friendly way to go but now I'm not so sure. It seems that it is never so easy to find the right eco choices!